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    AEM recieved my EMS, now the bill...

    Issue Description: 1311-0378- was working for 8 months or so then one day it started running funny. Now, the car has no fuel or spark. Car starts on the stock ECU. Inspect unit.

    Issue Resolution: Inspected unit and found damaged internal circuitry for main relay. Will have to repair and replace components in order for unit to be fully functional again.

    The amount due to proceed with Repairs/Labor will cost $654.00. For payment please fill out the attached AEM Credit Card Authorization form. Fax the signed form to 310-484-0152. Your RMA number is B44A36473A.

    OMFG!

    So, they said the main relay went bad? Said my charger at 15a quick charge can fry ECU's. Didnt know that. So what would cause that to fry the ecu? The trickle charge? I did that to my car whenever its was cold or I
    wasnt driving it. I never changed anything electrical. Just the turbo timer.

    talked to one of the techs, took off $75 bucks. Said if I pay early tomm, they can have it shipped out tommorrow and possibly be here fri or sat!! Now, where can I scrounge up $579 dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    OMFG!!!!!! im sad. I think after I get the box back im gonna sell it. Too expensive and honestly just draining...money and mentally.

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    That is bullshit! Holy shit for $600 you could almost buy another unit.
    I would like to know the theory on the 15a charger frying ECU's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TUFFTR View Post
    That is bullshit! Holy shit for $600 you could almost buy another unit.
    I would like to know the theory on the 15a charger frying ECU's.
    When i put my car on a charger and it fryed my A/C display and im starting to think it may have messed with my stock ecu also
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    What type of relay is it, might not be hard at all to replace yourself.

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    Well, I was an auto electrician apprentice for about 18 months, and one of the things I was told is, if charging a battery in the car, disconnect both cables going to the battery and only charge JUST the battery, never have the stocko cables connected + charger.

    Guess it's a good piece of advice to tell others :/

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    Yeah, chargers can fry shit. Sorry to hear. At least you know all your diag was right.

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    Just one more reason I'm staying piggy back. Full rebuild on ECM $200 replace one relay on AEM $654. If it takes them 10 hours ($65 and hour) to fix it I think it 's time they hire a new technician.

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    They replace the main board for that price. It's not really a rebuild.

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    Well, anyways, i talked to Ed and henry from AEM and It is a brand new EMS im getting. It will be here Fri as I paid to have it over nighted. They told me not to have any power connected to the main relay. I dont have anything tapped into the main harness. I will go thru the main ecu harness again, (originally had SAFC spliced in) and recheck eversingle wire to make sure in case. i did see a green wire that was open.

    And they dont fix boards, they replace them with brand new boards. So, im good to go. I have to make a mount to mount the ems. It was just laying in there because I had no place or way to mount it. I think Ryan will come help me try to mount it.
    And yes, from now on i will never charge my car again with the battery cable on.

    Wish I would've known this before hand. I did MULTIPLE 15a QUICK CHARGE with my car before. But with my new Battery shouldnt worry, and if I do trickle it I will pull out the ECI fuse.

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    Do you think even a 1.5A maintainer would fry things like that?

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